New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies
|Date & Time||Wednesday June 26, 2019, 7:05 PM (EDT)|
Citizens Bank Park
Philadelphia Phillies -127 / New York Mets +117 O/U: 10.5
The New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies will continue their MLB series on Wednesday.
In the Monday opener of this set, Philadelphia banged out a 13-7 win. On Tuesday, Philly kept it going with a 7-5 victory after five runs in the sixth inning.
For the Wednesday game, the Mets will be sending out Jason Vargas in the start. Over his 60.0 innings and 3-3 record this year, Vargas has a 3.75 ERA with 47 Ks and 26 BBs.
New York came up with 12 hits on the night Tuesday. The top hitter on the team was Jeff McNeil with four hits, a double, a run and an RBI.
Over on the Phillies’ side, they’re going with Nick Pivetta in the start. Across 50.1 innings and a 4-2 record this year, Pivetta has a 5.54 ERA with 45 Ks and 15 BBs.
Philly was out-hit 12-8 on Tuesday, but they made the most of their opportunities in a big sixth inning. Cesar Hernandez was the only player with two hits, and managed a run with an RBI as well.
The Mets are 4-1 in their last five in game three of a series and 2-7 in their last nine Wednesday games. New York is 2-5 in Vargas’ last seven starts in game three of a series and 1-4 in his last five starts with four days’ rest.
Meanwhile, the Phillies are 2-5 in their last seven Wednesday games and 0-5 in their last five in game three of a series. Philadelphia is 0-4 in Pivetta’s last four Wednesday starts and 5-1 in his last six home starts.
Vargas has been cruising along pretty well lately, and it’s been a while since he’s let a game get out of hand. That said, he labored a bit at Wrigley his last time up with 104 pitches in 4.2 innings, giving up two earned on four hits.
As for Pivetta, he had a solid run going but has surrendered 10 earned over his last 12.0 innings on 15 hits, coughing up five homers in that time.
I like Vargas a little better here, so I’m going Mets.